Audio Description and British Sign Language

Audio Description and British Sign Language

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Audio Description allows blind and partially sighted audiences to experience theatre. It is a live verbal commentary providing information on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds.

British Sign Language gives Deaf and hard of hearing people access to experience theatre. An interpreter will stand in a clearly visible position on the screen and interpret the spoken and heard aspects of the play.

Captions are similar to subtitling and gives Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people access to theatre. Captioning is also helpful for customers whose first language is not English and students who are studying the text of a play.

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Audio Description and British Sign Language
  • Audio Description: The Beaux' Stratagem

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the audio described version of The Beaux' Stratagem.

    The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Litchfield.

    Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money. Lodged at t...

  • Audio Description: The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage

    Movie + 5 extras

    Set twelve years before his epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Phillip Pullman's fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.

    Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhun...

  • Audio Description: King Lear

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the audio described version of King Lear.

    Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, Ian McKellen is King Lear in Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

    King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier –reject the children who truly l...

  • Audio Description: 'Master Harold'...and the boys

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the audio described version of 'Master Harold'...and the boys.

    St George's Park Tea Room, Port Elizabeth, 1950. On a long rainy afternoon, employees Sam and Willie practise their steps for the finals of the ballroom dancing championship.

    Hally arrives from school to hide out in his pa...

  • Audio Description: Jane Eyre

    Movie + 3 extras

    Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane Eyre is as inspiring as ever.

    The production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. Facing obstacles, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of a bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to fol...

  • Audio Description: A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the audio described version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

    Deep in the magical forest a feuding King and Queen cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors, resulting in tempestuous love triangles, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience follow...

  • Audio Description: A Taste of Honey

    Movie + 3 extras

    This is the audio described A Taste of Honey.

    Lesley Sharp (Paradise) leads the cast as Helen in this gritty depiction of working-class life in post-war Britain. This production is an exhilarating portrayal of the vulnerabilities and strengths of the female spirit in a deprived and restless worl...

  • Audio Description: London Assurance

    Movie + 3 extras

    This is the audio described version of London Assurance.

    Fiona Shaw and Simon Russell-Beale take the lead in two of the greatest comic roles of the English stage, in this brilliantly funny play.

    Sir Harcourt Courtly is lured away from the epicentre of fashionable London by the promise of a ri...

  • Audio Description: Death of England

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the audio described version of Death of England.

    After the death of his dad, Michael is powerless and angry.

    In a state of heartbreak, he confronts the difficult truths about his father’s legacy and the country that shaped him.

    At the funeral, unannounced and unprepared, Michael de...

  • Audio Description: Death of England: Delroy

    Movie + 1 extra

    This is the audio described version of Death of England: Delroy.

    Michael Balogun plays Delroy and delivers with 'firecracker energy’ (★★★★ Evening Standard) which explores a Black working-class man searching for truth and confronting his relationship with Great Britain.

    Written by Clint Dyer a...

  • Audio Description: Death of England: Face to Face

    Movie + 5 extras

    This is the audio described version of Death of England: Face to Face.

    January 2021. Britain is locked down, divided and facing some difficult truths. Old friends Michael and Delroy are dealing with issues much closer to home. Tensions are running high.

    During an explosive afternoon in Delroy...

  • Audio Description: Trouble in Mind

    Movie + 3 extras

    This is the audio described version of Trouble in Mind.

    In 1950s America, protests for racial equality erupt in the face of voter suppression.

    On Broadway, Wiletta Mayer, a talented black actress, begins rehearsals for a new play about racism – written and directed by two white men.

    When Wi...

  • Audio Description: everyman

    Movie + 3 extras

    This is the audio described version of everyman.

    everyman is successful, popular and riding high.

    When Death comes calling, he is forced to abandon his hedonistic life and embark on a frantic search to find a friend that will speak in his defence. But with Death close behind, his time is runn...

  • Audio Description: Twelfth Night

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the audio described version of Twelfth Night.

    Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

    A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new ...

  • Audio Description: Hedda Gabler

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the audio described version of Hedda Gabler.

    Ruth Wilson plays Hedda and Rafe Spall is Brack in a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

    Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...

    Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already ...

  • British Sign Language: Peter Pan

    Movie + 9 extras

    This is the British Sign Language version of Peter Pan

    All children, except one, grow up...

    JM Barrie’s spellbindingly, classic tale Peter Pan takes flight.

    When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Ne...

  • Audio Description: Peter Pan

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Peter Pan.

    All children, except one, grow up...

    JM Barrie’s spellbindingly, classic tale Peter Pan takes flight.

    When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverla...

  • Audio Description: A View From The Bridge

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the audio described version of A View From The Bridge.

    In Brooklyn, Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price.

    Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakabl...

  • Audio Description: Hansard

    Movie + 2 extras

    This is the audio described version of Hansard

    It’s 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythm...

  • Audio Description: Paradise

    Movie + 3 extras

    The all-female company, with Lesley Sharp as Philoctetes: once a celebrated wartime hero, now a wounded outcast on a desolate island.

    When a young soldier appears, his hope of escape comes with suspicion. And as an old enemy also emerges, he is faced with an even greater temptation, revenge. ...

  • Audio Description: Rockets and Blue Lights

    Movie + 3 extras

    This is the audio described version of Rockets and Blue Lights.

    On the set of a new film about Victorian artist JMW Turner, young actress Lou is haunted by an unresolved history. Meanwhile, in 1840 Londoners Lucy and Thomas try to come to terms with the meaning of freedom.

    Moving between Lon...

  • Audio Description: Romeo & Juliet

    Movie + 3 extras

    This is the audio described version of Romeo & Juliet.

    Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them.

    This new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National T...

  • Audio Description: Under Milk Wood

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the audio described version of Under Milk Wood.

    The retired sea captain yearning for his lost love. The landlady living in terror of her guests. A father who can no longer access his memories. A son in search of redemption.

    As they awake to boiled eggs and the postman, the residents of ...

  • Audio Description: All My Sons

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the audio described version of All My Sons.

    America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

    But nothing lasts forever, and long buried truths are forced to ...